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San Diego SAN Airport Overview

San Diego International Airport SAN - also known as 'Lindbergh Field' - serves the City of San Diego in southern California and surrounding areas.  It is the Nation’s busiest single runway airport, however, its reduced runway capacity also limits the number of international flights the Airport can accommodate. Conde Nast Traveler magazine has ranked San Diego Airport as the fifth in the Nation's top airports, and number 1 in the State.

SAN Airport is only a few miles to the center of San Diego, California, and is only 20 miles from the Mexican border. It is conveniently situated on North Harbor Drive, off Interstate Hwy I-5, offering connections to S.R. 163, I-8 and I-15. The area is known for its mild climate, plentiful beaches and world-class attractions like the San Diego Zoo and Sea World.

With a a yearly  estimate of 17.7 million travelers, San Diego Airport is served by  major airlines and regional jet services, offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe. Southwest is its dominant carrier. 

NOTE:  1. United Airlines flight assignments: Houston & Newark flights at T2; all San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, Washington Dulles flights at T1.  
2. Global Entry technology is now available at SAN.

The passenger terminal complex at San Diego International Airport consists of three terminals – T1 & T2 and  the Commuter Terminal
Present & Future Airport Developments:
1. Groundbreaking on the new Rental Car Center took place in October 2013 which will be served by a single shuttle service, saving time and energy. 
2. Construction started in August 2013 on the Cross-Border Terminal -
which is to enable passengers to directly cross from Tijuana Airport in Mexico to San Diego, United States via a a 500-foot bridge crossing the border fence, (allowing ticketed passengers to cross the bridge in either directions at a fee). The new Xborder Terminal - expected to be completed by late 2014 - will lower waiting times considerably and may boost cross-border tourism. 

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SAN Delays: 15 mins or less.

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